In the main event of UFC 224 on May 12 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Raquel Pennington (9-5) will challenge Amanda Nunes (15-4) for the bantamweight championship.
It looks like UFC President Dana White has decided against scrapping Nunes vs Pennington– earlier today the UFC officially announced via Twitter that Amanda Nunes will attempt to defend the bantamweight title against Raquel Pennington in the UFC 224 main event.
With Nunes vs Cyborg still a strong future possibility, the bantamweight champion will shift her focus toward Raquel as she prepares for her third title defense.
Pennington cemented her status as the next title challenge when she defeated former champion Miesha Tate at UFC 205 in 2016. Though she has been out of action since due to injury, “Rocky” will look to capture gold for the first time in her career.
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